First Responder Mental Health First Aid Class (Virtual)
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a national, evidence-based training that gives you the information and skills to help someone with mental health concerns in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
The 8-hour training is completed in two parts. First, you will complete a self-paced 2-hour training online that introduces you to various mental health topics. Second, you will attend a live, online, 6-hour training with two of our certified trainers where you will learn more information and will practice applying the information to real-life scenarios.
This training is fully online and requires participation from all attendees, you will need to have access to a computer with a microphone and preferably a camera. You will also need to commit to completing the 2-hour self-paced portion of the training at least three days in advance of your live training.
During the 8-hour training, you will:
- Learn about risk factors and warning signs of mental health issues
- Learn a 5-step action plan to communicate with and assist individuals
who are experiencing mental health concerns
- Apply the action plan to a variety of first responder-specific scenarios
- Receive a free online manual, processing guide, and helpful resources
*This training usually costs $170 per person, but 100% of the trainings and related costs are being paid for by a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant award of $375,000 to Century College (Grant #1H79SM081150).